Junior B Hurling League Final
Sun. July 16th. @ Ballinlough

Blackrock 2 – 18 V St.Finbarrs 1 – 25​

Report:  Roger Ryan

Following a marathon game of hurling which included extra time, our junior Hurlers lost out by 4 points to The Barrs in the final of the league at Ballinlough on Sunday morning on a score of Rockies 2 – 18, Barrs 1 – 25.

In a low-scoring first half, the teams were level on five occasions and finished the half at 0 – 08 each. The Barrs took control midway through the second half and looked likely winners when they were ahead by 6 points 0 – 10 to 0 – 16, but our boys showed great resilience and clawed their way back to not only level up, but go a point ahead with time up. However, The Barrs were awarded a free which they converted to level again at 2 – 13 to 0 – 19 on the stroke of time. At half time in extra time the teams were still deadlocked at Rockies 2 – 17, The Barrs 0 – 23. We only managed to add a further point to our score in reply to The Barrs 1 – 02, and thus ended up losing by 4 points, 2 – 18 to 1 – 25. Full marks to all concerned for a great hearted effort. The game was within our grasp, particularly in the first half, but a strong finish by The Barrs in extra time got them over the line. Full marks to both teams for a most entertaining and skilful game of hurling.

Scorers: James Allen 0 – 09(07f), Jack O'Farrell 1 – 03, David Garvan 1 – 01, Barry Grainger 0 – 02, Lee O'Sullivan 0 – 01, David Cashman 0 – 01, Vaughan Ryan 0 – 01.

Team: Darragh Murphy, Jack O'Brien, Connor Coakley, Darragh Browne, Kevin Morgan, Paul Bennett, Robert Cregan, Lee O'Sullivan, Emmett Sheehan, Nathan Adams, James Allen, Eoin Coughlan, Barry Grainger, Paddy Lynch, Jack O'Farrell. Subs Used: David Cashman, Ronan Buckley, Tom Harrington, Vaughan Ryan, David O'Sullivan.

Referee: Pat Lyons.